CTVR at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

BTYS12-4  30 January 2012



CTVR researchers were on hand at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition to help aspiring network engineers of the future to design their own telecommunications network. Every student is connected to the telecommunications network in multiple ways – through their school broadband service and their home network, via their phones and games consoles – and uses the connections to access many different types of applications. The telecommunications research centre gave the engineers and designers of the future an insight into how a network is built, and how coverage black spots arise.

CTVR is an SFI-funded centre and was hosted at the SFI stand on Saturday 21st January,.

Alcatel-Lucent: UL Collaboration paper wins best paper 2011

ECTC2012  08 May 2012


The Editors of the IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology have selected a  CTVR paper as the 2011 Best Paper in the Components: Characterization and Modeling category in the journal IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology.

 The award will be presented at the 62nd Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC, 29 May – 1 June 2012, San Diego, California, USA) on Thursday, 31 May.

The paper is 
“Phenomenological Study of the Effect of Microstructural Evolution on the Thermal Fatigue Resistance of Pb-Free Solder Joints”  by J Richard Coyle, John Osenbach, Maurice N. Collins, Heather McCormick, Peter Read, Debra Fleming, Richard Popowich, Jeff Punch, Michael Reid, and Steven Kummerl, VOL.1, NO. 10, October 2011  

PhD paper wins award

EMCSR12   08 May 2012

Jessica Dylan-Foley, first year PhD student of CTVR at Trinity College, won the prestigeous Ludwig Bertalanffy Young Scientist Award at the PhD colloquium of the 21st meeting of the European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems research held in Vienna, 10 – 13 April 2012.

The organizing committee of the EMCSR 2012 encourages scientists of pre doctorate and early post-doctorate stage to present and discuss interdisciplinary research papers within a special EMCSR 2012 PhD Colloquium & Award scheme. The EMCSR 2012 PhD Colloquium & Award (EMCSR PhD-Day) is designed to facilitate the distribution and discussion of interdisciplinary research work of pre-doctorate and early post-doctorate scientists in all fields within the scope of the EMCSR 2012. The maximum number of participants of the EMCSR 2012 PhD Colloquium & Award is six; each participant has to pass a thorough review about quality and the interdisciplinary relevance of the submitted paper.